Would you believe I got comments defending San Francisco? Not from people who read the blog regularly, but from my snow flake drive by types. I didn't publish a one of them. They can write to CNN if they want to get their spurious philosophies out there. What I honestly can't figure out is why the same people keep putting asinine comments up for publishing, when I have said repeatedly I am not going to post that garbage. Oh,well...
I read an article about some fellow building survivalist retreats in a national forest out west. That's not as bizarre as it seems. Our national forest here is huge, and there are no roads going into the vast majority of it. But, before it was a national forest, people lived there. You can still find the foundations and fireplaces of cabins that were deep in those woods, long ago. Sometimes the remains of an old wagon trail or vehicle trail leads out to them. The forest service bulldozed berms across them years ago, but those have eroded to the extent that you can drive over them.
I know one old guy who has a truck with a camper on it, and a little utility trailer. He and his old dog find one of these remote cabin sites, or just a clearing near a stream, and they live out there until they decide to move on, or the Forestas come and run them off.
Here's the article :
1 December 2017
ST. GEORGE, Utah — A large amount of explosives and illegally built survivalist cabins were found by crews working to suppress a wildfire in southern Utah in June.
According to a release issued Thursday by the Iron County Sheriff’s Office, boxes of modified novelty hand grenades, explosive powder, fuses, ammunition and firearms were found in multiple survivalist-style shelters illegally built on U.S. Forest Service and state-managed land near the ski resort town of Brian Head.
Firefighters battling the 71,000-acre Brian Head fire heard a series of “popping” sounds while working to control the blaze near Henderson Hill on June 27 — 10 days after the fire was allegedly started by a man using a weed torch to clear his property in dry conditions, the release stated.
“The firefighters first thought the 'popping' sounds were rocks exploding due to heat, but as the sound continued for approximately five minutes, firefighters realized the ‘popping’ sound was actually ammunition exploding in the fire,” Iron County sheriff’s Lt. Del Schlosser wrote in the release.
Firefighters discovered a burned-down cabin and a bunker that had been dug into the ground. The bunker contained a box of grenades that had been altered by drilling out the bottoms and plugging the drilled holes with threaded, galvanized pipe plugs. Explosive powder, fuses, ammunition and containers of food storage were also found in the bunker.
On June 30, officers contacted a man in Parowan, about 20 minutes away, who admitted to owning the cabin, bunker and explosives. He also told investigators there were an additional seven or eight structures hidden throughout the area that he had built over a "number of years."
"He said it was a place to go when the end of the world came," Schlosser said.
Dozens of grenades in inert condition were found in the original bunker. Bomb technicians destroyed several hand grenades at the site and “a significant quantity” of black powder.
Investigators located each of the bunker and cabins the next day. All the structures had been built on public land. County and federal officials had to remove the items from the bunkers before dismantling them.
Two of the cabins had been destroyed in the fire. They had been constructed with concrete footings at each of the four corners as anchors for the structure. It was also outfitted with a corrugated metal roof and a metal stove and chimney.
Another cabin was located on a steep mountainside outside of the fire area on state-managed land. This cabin, which was not effected by the fire, was made of plywood and two-by-four beams secured to concrete footing, measuring approximately 4 feet wide by 8 feet long and 10 feet tall in size. Two bunk-beds, food and water storage, reading materials and a small amount of ammunition were found inside.
The name of the Parowan man has not been released.
Schlosser said a criminal investigation has been completed and has been forwarded to the Iron County Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office to determine whether charges should be filed.
Here are some Branco cartoons I haven't had a chance to post:
Some music for today: Appropriate for San Francisco and it's minions.
Still, even though almost every day brings some new unbelievable act of idiocy from the Schumerites, at least we have President Trump , and not Her Highness Hillary. Nothing can change that. Eight years of Barrack Hussein......
Remember this one?
As for life in the woods:
My wife is out of the area, staying with her sister. I don't know how long that is going to go on. Until her sister's husband feels safe in leaving his wife at home alone. I guess the heart attack was worse than I thought.
It's been drizzling rain, and foggy here. Not cold, though. Just a lot of low clouds. There are times when the clouds come down here at the house, and I can't see 20 feet. But if I drive down to the mailbox, it's clear down there. I'm staying inside anyway.
Taking care of all the cats and the inside dog is a bit of a chore, usually M does that. But I have plenty of time. Tried to get to the post office today before they closed, because I need some stamps . I've got some mail I need to get out to people, but I can't find my stamps even though I know damn well they are in my desk somewhere. Maybe Monday, when the P.O. is open all day. I have to go that way to a doctor's appointment so I can kill two birds with one stone.
I am also working on the logistics of bringing my daughter's horse from Cincinnati to :
A: Nashville, Tennesee
B: Jacksonville, Florida
My kids have had horses since they were little.
But then, so did my brothers and I when we were little kids.
So now, we need to get her "rescue horse" Seamus , down to his new home, where ever that winds up being when she transfers out of Cincinnati to Nashville or Jacksonville. I've told her that we can board Seamus at the big stables here and he'll be very happy. I think she has enough on her plate without having to take care of him. Getting him down here will be interesting, (and expensive, no doubt) but with our animals, this family is like the IRA in one respect. Once in, Never out.
This is Seamus, whom she found almost dead of neglect in a muddy field by the road. His lot has improved some. This was taken at the stables in Cincinnati where he lives now.
So, life goes on.